It is quite difficult to keep your hands off your face once you feel a pimple start to grow there. You might have tried, through strenuous efforts, to hold yourself back for a few days but a time comes when you just cannot resist the urge any longer. And then, it is popped! It is quite common and everyone does it. Or at least, most of us do. It is a universally known truth that this tenacious habit worsens the case of acne in every form. So stay strong and fight that urge. The road might have many hurdles but you’re sure to reach safe haven, and we have just the tips to aid you along the way.
Why are you having a pimple?
Behind the infamous red and inflamed acne pimple is a liquid mass engorged with excess sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria and, often, pus. All of this, when that particular portion of your skin is already under excess pressure, applied on by the inside mass. When you pop a pimple, you are, although unintentionally, forcing all the mass of the pore deeper into the follicle. This can cause the follicle wall to rupture, further pushing all the infected material into the dermis, the innermost layer of the skin. While you might think that you’ve managed to remove the contents out successfully, you are actually just adding to your skin related problems. You need to understand that pimples are often just a matter of 5 to 7 days while Aunt Flo’s visiting and they leave as she leaves as well. Apart from that, pimples could be caused due to reasons such as stress or unhealthy dietary habits, none of them warranting the popping of the pimple.
How to deal with pimples?
1. The first step to reducing acne is to find out why you’re having it in the first place. The reasons can be quite varied, from dandruff, menstruation, stress, choice of face wash, irregularity in cleansing, hygiene issues to over exfoliation. Since no one knows you better than yourself, you should be the best candidate for keeping track of your activities. We’re sure you’ll find the reason quicker than you can imagine.
2. A hands-off policy is the best choice when it comes to pimples.